Why You Shouldn't Blog Solely For Money
I said it before, and I’ll say it again: don’t blog for money. There, how much clearer can I get? But before you share your violent reactions (I’m sure there are those who can’t wait to say, “Of course we can and will blog for money!!!”), let me tell you one thing: blogging may bring you money, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot – but if that is your TOP reason for blogging, then you’re doing it for all the wrong reasons.
It’s like becoming a doctor just to earn a lot of money, or going into politics for the money, or becoming a lawyer to get rich – you get my drift. Doing something for money is not entirely wrong; it’s just a misguided decision.
Lucky (and quite few, I might say) are those who actually earn more than a PhP100,000 a month from blogging alone. A lot of us – myself included – earn money from different arenas. For instance, I’m a writer for several magazines, a content provider and paid contributor for several websites, and also a physician (which I’m not doing for the money, mind you! Hahaha!).
I have friends who love to blog even if they earn less than a hundred dollars a month from it. And there are bloggers from all walks of life: some are doctors just like me, some are PR people, some are IT experts, some are engineers… and so on.
My friend, who happens to be an engineer, likes dabbling with gadgets and code (CSS, HTML, LOL – joke). But she doesn’t rely on blogging alone. She’s a fresh grad, so she’s now browsing through engineering jobs to help sustain her.
But if you want to make a career out of blogging, go ahead. I won’t stop you. Just ask yourself this: would you still be doing it if you earned almost nothing from it? Now, let your answer guide your future decisions about blogging. Of course, if you ask me, I will tell you: don’t blog for money. May the force be with you.